Slogan provided by Ulysses S. Grant (1872)
Let’s get to the nitty-gritty… being President sucks.
Let’s face it… no matter which party you’re in (because we’ve pretty much decided that there are only two parties) half the country will hate you. Then the rest of the country will determine whether you have taken too much vacation time, whether you are spending the enough time “working” or whether your daughters’ clothing is a little too short. Never mind, a good portion of the country spends half of their work day not working, if they have access to doing so.
I’ve actually given a lot of thought to this question… not for the purpose of Finish the Sentence Friday, but personally. Not to say that I’d ever run for President, but in my personal life, I have considered running for local office.
As much as I have considered it, the idea is overwhelming. Most people won’t touch political issues in public venues, whether it be Facebook, at work or a party. I LOVE talking politics (even though I’ve been out of the loop since Bee was born). Yet, finding the right people to discuss politics is the problem.
It seems (at least those who like to voice their opinions) have made up their mind before anyone can get a word in edgewise. Whether it be one of the few always controversial topics like abortion, pot legalization, or immigration or even the non-controversial ones like your party affiliation, people can’t seem to have a level headed conversation about what’s good for the country.
I’m independent. I find both parties just as wasteful… just the Republicans like to give money to corporations and Democrats like to give money to social groups. Overall, I think both parties are doing what they think is best for the country AND have certain groups that they have to appease to get reelected. Unfortunately, this is the society we’ve crafted. The problems, that I see, are:
People with little money don’t get television time.
Name recognition goes a long way.
People who don’t want to be beholden to groups don’t get elected.
People who have different ideas aren’t even considered part of the discussion.
All of that said… you should vote for me because…
I care about the world my extended family has to live in.
I want things to be better.
I want the poor to learn what the rich learn, not just about schools, but about money and life.
I’ll audit the government.
Will I ever get elected?
Probably nothing on a larger scale. I would love to make changes in my community.
For now, I’ll just keep working with my non-profit organizations, churches and any other organizational to which I want to donate.
What about you? Do you want to run for President? If so, why should people vote for you?
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